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    Declarations and Powers of Attorney in view of changes to
    37 CFR 1.63 effective September 16, 2012

    Several provisions of the America Invents Act (AIA) will become law on September 16, 2012.  Consistent with this change in law, the USPTO recently published changes to the inventor's oath/declaration requirements under 37 CFR 1.63.  Our firm has studied these changes and is providing three different declaration forms and two powers of attorney for your use.  Please note that these documents are in Word 2010 docx format.  If you require a different format, please email us by clicking here.  Please indicate the format you require.

    1.      Declaration with Power of Attorney for use before September 16, 2012 - (updated 5/2014)
             (Chinese Simplified) (Chinese Traditional) (English) (French) (German) (Italian) (Japanese) (Korean) (Portuguese) (Spanish)

    This form can be used with PCT national stage applications in which the PCT international application was filed before September 16, 2012.

    2.      Declaration with Power of Attorney for use only on or after September 16, 2012 - (updated 5/2014)
             (Chinese Simplified) (Chinese Traditional) (English) (French) (German) (Italian) (Japanese) (Korean) (Portuguese) (Spanish)

    This form can only be used with applications filed under 35 USC 111(a) (regular non-provisional application, including continuing applications) and 35 USC 363 (PCT bypass continuation) that are filed on or after September 16, 2012, and also PCT national stage applications in which the PCT international application was filed on or after September 16, 2012. Please do not use this form for any application filed before September 16, 2012, or any PCT national stage applications in which the PCT international application was filed before September 16, 2012.

    3.      Assignment with Declaration for use only on or after September 16, 2012 - (updated 5/2014)
             US Rights only:   (Chinese Simplified) (Chinese Traditional) (English) (French) (German) (Italian) (Japanese) (Korean) (Portuguese) (Spanish)
             All Countries:     (Chinese Simplified) (Chinese Traditional) (English) (French) (German) (Italian) (Japanese) (Korean) (Portuguese) (Spanish)

    This form is an assignment document that also includes the inventor's statements from the form (2) ‎above. This form can only be used with applications filed under 35 USC 111(a) (regular non-provisional ‎application) and 35 USC 363 (PCT bypass continuation) that are filed on or after September 16, 2012, ‎and also PCT national stage applications in which the PCT international application was filed on or ‎after September 16, 2012. Please do not use this form for any application filed before September 16, ‎‎2012, or any PCT national stage applications in which the PCT international application was filed before ‎September 16, 2012. ‎

    4.      Power of Attorney by Applicant - (updated 7/2014)
             (English)

    This form is based on the USPTO's informational form SB/AIA/82B and can be signed by the inventors or by the assignee. This form can be used as a general power of attorney that is signed once by an authorized representative of the assignee. 

    5.      Power of Attorney by Assignee with Statement under 37 CFR 3.73(c) - (updated 9/2012)
             (English)

    This form is based on the USPTO's informational form SB/AIA/80 and is signed by the assignee.  This form is designed to be used when the inventors are listed as the "Applicant" in the Application Data Sheet filed with the application, but the assignee would like to later become the "Applicant."  The form can also be used when an assignee revokes a previous power of attorney. 

    6.     Assignment (without Declaration or Power of Attorney) - (updated 12/2013)
            US Rights only:  (English)
            All Countries: (English)


    7.     Declaration without Power of Attorney for use before September 16, 2012 - (updated 5/2014)
            (Chinese Simplified) (Chinese Traditional) (English) (French) (German) (Italian) (Japanese) (Korean) (Portuguese) (Spanish)

    This form can be used with PCT national stage applications in which the PCT international application was filed before September 16, 2012.

    8.     Declaration without Power of Attorney for use only on or after September 16, 2012 - (updated 5/2014)
            (Chinese Simplified) (Chinese Traditional) (English) (French) (German) (Italian) (Japanese) (Korean) (Portuguese) (Spanish)

    This form can only be used with applications filed under 35 USC 111(a) (regular non-provisional application, including continuing applications) and 35 USC 363 (PCT bypass continuation) that are filed on or after September 16, 2012, and also PCT national stage applications in which the PCT international application was filed on or after September 16, 2012. Please do not use this form for any application filed before September 16, 2012, or any PCT national stage applications in which the PCT international application was filed before September 16, 2012.